A fixture on the American gospel and pop music scenes, Mavis Staples and her musical family provided a soundtrack to the Civil Rights movement. Continue Reading →
Photographs by Seitu Oronde
Police officers, firefighters, sanitation workers, and congressmen—50 years after the Civil Rights Movement almost 2 million African-Americans fill just about every thinkable position throughout the city.
Check out Charlie Cobb’s upcoming book, This Nonviolent Stuu‘ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible (Basic Books; June 3, 2014).
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Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for “Black Power” during a speech one Mississippi night in 1966. Continue Reading →
C.T. Vivian, one of the most respected members of the Civil Rights Movement and recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, joins Civil Rights Movement, Schomburg Director, in an open-ended conversation about the struggle for racial equality over the last 50 years. Continue Reading →
Jimmy Hoilway’s 70th Birthday post New Year Eve Party honoring Rosa Parks and MLK Jr., 2014.
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Mayor William Bell and the City of Birmingham get ready to open the 2013 Civil Rights Traveling Exhibit, Birmingham: The Movement that Changed the World, in New York City at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem. Continue Reading →
Listen to Barry Goldenberg on HW Radio Podcast and host Danny Tisdale talks about his new book about The Unknown Architects of Civil Rights.
As civil rights history continues to hold a prominent place in American society, it is only through the courageous actions of Thaddeus Stevens, Ulysses S. Grant, and Charles Sumner that America’s most prized Civil Rights gains are emblazoned in our Constitution. Without these powerful and then-famous politicians, the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement might not have occurred the way it did–or possibly even at all. Continue Reading →